Restaurants in Washington
Since opening in 1999, this charcuterie/deli/eatery has become almost as much of a pilgrimage site as the Space Needle.
This restaurant has closed.
This landmark restaurant has been drawing both natives and tourists to Pier 56 since 1975. The oyster menu is updated twice daily, and the 21-foot-long oyster bar typically showcases 30 varieties of the bivalve, including the silver-dollar-sized Olympia, found only in the Pacific Northwest.
What It’s Like: In Seattle’s hip Ballard neighborhood, this longtime leader in locavore cuisine dishes up only the freshest Northwest fare before unbeatable views of Shilshole Bay and the Olympic Mountains.
Chef Matt Costello scours nearby farmers’ markets for his six-course prix fixe menus (Whidbey Island lamb loin; citrus-cured wild salmon), served Friday to Sunday. With only one seating a night, the meal can seem like a festive dinner party.
In a cute white house, Arrowleaf Bistro serves up simple dishes using local game and produce (try the homemade apple-and-herb-stuffed quail).
This dockside restaurant in Magnolia boasts million-dollar views of Elliott Bay, the Seattle skyline, and Cascade Mountains beyond—it's especially appreciated by patrons at dusk and nightfall.
Handmade doughnuts and fine coffee are an heirloom craft at Top Pot, which now boasts six cafés in the greater Puget Sound area.